OREANDA-NEWS. Protests began in the American city of Lancaster (Pennsylvania State) after news of the murder of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz by police officers.

The incident took place on Sunday afternoon. A policeman who arrived at the place of the call fired at Munoz, who ran out of the house and began to chase him. According to law enforcement agencies, the man had a knife in his hand. The officer fired several shots, as can be heard in the police body-worn camera video. According to media reports, after the incident, the police officer was suspended from service. The district attorney’s office began an investigation into the incident.

According to the Associated Press, early Monday morning, several hundred people took to the streets of Lancaster and gathered near the police station. The protesters started throwing bricks, water bottles, stones at police officers. Chemicals were used to disperse the crowd, police said. The agency notes, tear gas was meant.